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Vision 2030 boosts Konza Techno City plans

20 March 2014, 21:02 Samuel Kisika

Nairobi - Efforts to transform Kenya into an Information and Communication Technology hub (ICT) for business through Konza Techno City got a boost when the Vision 2030 delivery Board (VDB) came in for its support.

VDB Chairman, James Mwangi said that Konza Techno City as the physical embodiment of Vision 2030 gives Kenya an effective strategy to transform employment markets for enhancement of infrastructure as well as building national institutions.

Mwangi urged citizens to be patient and assured that his board is collaborating with all involved implementing agencies to attain the aspirations of the economic blue print. He noted that VDB has made tremendous progress developing strategies for the completion of other flagship projects.

“Such developments and government’s commitments to implement flagship projects affirm that Vision 2030 is surely on course, and will be completed before schedule as we have laid all the solid foundation for the Vision 2030 in the next 16 years.” said Mwangi.

He assured that Konza Techno City epitomizes the national dream and strategy to transform job markets for diverse sector economic development and growth

“Development of Konza City heralds a strategic opportunity to spur growth of economic activities while positioning Kenya as a leading ICT destination by leveraging and expanding Kenya’s technology focused industries,” stated Mwangi.

Mwangi expressed optimism that the recently passed legislative bills including the Magistrates Court Bill 2014 and the Amendments’ to the Agriculture Fisheries and Food Authority Act 2013 will provide the much needed legislative framework for key projects  falling under Vision 2030’s Social, Economic and Political pillars.

The ICT Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i stated that the government is committed to support Konza Development Authority as it strives to implement the project

Matiangi added that Konza Techno City has been singled out as one o the government’s priority projects and component in achieving Vision 2030 which he also noted that project is in line with the Jubilee Government’s Manifesto.

“A Cabinet committee of participating ministries has been put in place to fast track the development of infrastructure to show that it is a flagship project aimed at job creation for the youth,” said Matiangi.

He also reiterated the numerous foundation blocks and enablers are already in place to attain their targets and that they are working on the master plan, execution strategies, funding lines and related tasks.

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